Bible Detective: A Biblical Hidden Pictures Book

Leah Courtney

I enjoy hidden pictures games and books.  Several of my children do also.  So I was pleased to review this unique Biblical hidden pictures book- Bible Detective by Peter Martin, illustrated by Peter Kent.

There were several things I really liked about this book.
1. There are seventeen picture spreads with items to find.  We are studying ancient history this year in our history curriculum, and already five of the spreads have been about times/characters we are studying from the Old Testament.  It has been great to use a fun book as a complement to our curriculum.
2.  Each page spread has a brief description and a Bible reference for the reader to further study.
3.  Each page spread has a date or approximate date given.  I love timelines, so being able to put things in a proper order historically is a big plus for me.  It always increases the value of this book as an educational tool.
4.  There are answers in the back.  There is nothing more frustrating for me than a really good puzzle that I absolutely can't solve.  I'm glad the page spreads are shown smaller in the back with the hidden items numbered.

There honestly isn't much I can say that I don't like about the book.  The illustrations are good.  They look a little cartoon-like, but really that is the nature of the book.  There is interesting detail in the pictures-enough to create a challenge for the reader.  The pictures are hard enough to find but not too hard.  Kids of all ages will be able to find some of the easier items, but there are some well hidden for the older crew.

I give this one 5 stars and a G for content.  I can definitely recommend this one.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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